Model for Descriptive Geometry by A. Jullien - Line of Greatest Slope

Model for Descriptive Geometry by A. Jullien - Line of Greatest Slope

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Plane APA’ and point (m, m’) are given. Construct the line on the plane with largest slope or inclination from the horizontal. Theory says that this line would be perpendicular to the horizontal trace of the plane, line PA. So the result is the black string from point c on the horizontal plane to point A’ on the vertical plane. The red string from point A is in the plane; the red string from point d forms the plane perpendicular to plane APA’ that the line lies on. All three lines meet at point (m, m’).
For more details, see COLL.1986.0885 and 1986.0885.01.01.
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Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1880
Jullien, A.
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 6.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 6.5 cm; 2 9/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 9/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
descriptive geometry
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Jullien Geometric Models
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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